Interview with Alice Mackie

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  • Identifier1987 OH 035
  • Date2/24/1987
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeMackie, Alice
  • DescriptionThe following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Alice Ford Mackie, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project.
  • LocationVersailles, KY
  • Duration:49:36
  • Time Summary00:00 - 01:20 Introduction.
    01:20 - 02:00 Alice Ford Mackie, Alumna of EKU, was born August 17, 1987 in Woodford County.
    02:00 - 03:00 Discussed educational background. Started Eastern 1930.
    03:00 - 04:30 Talked about reasons for deciding to go to Eastern. Alfred Portwood, freshman football coach encouraged Mrs. Mackie to attend Eastern.
    04:30 - 06:00 Taught first school in 1935.
    06:00 - 07:50 Discussed her interests in Church and music. She was choir director 17 years.
    07:50 - 08:50 Discussed family.
    08:50 - 11:00 Talked about first impressions of Eastern.
    11:00 - 14:50 Talks about son's educational background, also farming and raising sheep.
    14:50 - 19:00 Discusses teachers she had while attending Eastern.
    19:00 - 23:00 Discussed Dr. Van Pearson.
    23:00 - 26:00 Remembers students she attended Eastern with.
    26:00 - 30:00 Talks about Mrs. Roberts, Dean of Women.
    30:00 - 33:00 Talks about food at Eastern.
    33:00 - 35:00 Discussed paying way through school.
    35:00 - 36:00 Discussed Depression years.
    36:00 - 40:00 Talked about experiences at Eastern.
    40:00 - 43:00 Discussed YWCA which she was a member.
    43:00 - 45:00 Discussed entertainment on Campus.
    45:00 - 49:00 Mentions Garvis Kincaid, also Martha Lane Collins.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

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“Interview with Alice Mackie,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed February 9, 2023, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/95.